New Trident Models From Christopher Ward
This is turning into quite the banner year for Christopher Ward. From its Aquitaine collection to the diminutive C63 Sealander, the British company has been expanding its stable of Swiss-made watches at a very rapid clip.
Now, the C60 Trident Pro 600 (my favorite dive watch) has a new thinner sibling. Available in 42, 40mm, and 38mm, the new Trident Pro 300 features cases that are up to 1.65mm thinner than their Pro 600 counterparts. This is accomplished partly by reducing the water resistance from 600 meters to a still-very-acceptable 300 meters.
The new watch is available in four colorways and a variety of strap options, from a very nicely tapered brushed steel bracelet to the CW #tide ocean material bracelet made from ocean waste. As with other recent models, the new C60 also ditches the Christopher Ward word mark in favor of the newer — and much more well-received — twin flags logo.
But in case that wasn't enough, the British watchmaker also decided to debunk the idea that an exhibition caseback somehow affects the water resistance rating of a watch. With 300 meters under its belt, the Pro 300 handily dismisses that idea.
The C60's exhibition caseback shows off a Sellita SW200-1 with a custom rotor and what looks like custom brushing on many of the parts. The rotor also features the word mark that used to be on the dial. The movement features a 38-hour power reserve as well.
The dial also features a new bezel in two parts. The outer rotating part has a ceramic insert, color-matched to the dial, while a steel inner ring stays fixed. Additionally, the hour markers are larger than they were on the Pro 600, which means you get a bit extra lume.
The C60 Pro starts at $850 USD on the #tide ocean material strap. There doesn't appear to be an upcharge for size; all three sizes start at the same price of $850 USD. A max price of $1050 USD will get you the new steel bracelet on your choice of colorway.
The C60 Pro 300 is available now on Christopher Ward's site.